Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CreekWalk: The Last Stop

I retrieved the cameras yesterday and it's a good thing I did as the creek is roaring today from all the rain and snow melt. One of the cameras had nothing but squirrel videos, while the other was set up to catch close-ups of birds. There were over 500 photos on the memory card - here is a sampling.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Creekwalk Sunday Special Edition: Return to Amy's Crossing

Earlier this week Tim and Amy stopped by to check their trail cam for the first time in two months. Along with pictures of birds and raccoons and squirrels and dogs and me, they found these!

A 10-pointer!

Devil Deer

At first I thought the cam caught the coyote taking a leak, but in both of these pics and a 3rd blurry one that I didn't include, the same leg is off the ground. Makes me think that perhaps the leg is injured.

A BIG thank-you to Amy for sharing these with me and breathing some life into the blog!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

CreekWalk: A Good Ways Up the Creek

Pretty much just cleaning off memory cards today, and I have very little to share. If I didn't know better, I'd think there's nothing that lives in the woods but birds. (You will see proof of other critters in tomorrow's Special Sunday Edition.)

This last photo is interesting, in that there are no animals to be seen in the shot. Something went by and triggered the camera but was gone before the cam came to life and snapped the shot.

Why do I find that interesting? Because whatever triggered the camera also awakened the video cam across the creek. Again, though, it was not in time to catch whatever was passing through.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CreekWalk: The Cave, Part 2

I must admit, the Cave turned out to be a disappointment. I have spent part of the last two days watching over 300 videos and 95% of them were of nothing more than cardinals and blue jays. Out of all those videos there were only two new visitors. One of them was there to eat the cat food I'd left behind.  First, a reminder of the cave's location.

When I got up there I found footprints in the snow and guessed that a coyote had visited, drawn in by the aroma of chicken and gravy drifting down the valley. I was wrong.


A rabbit stopped by one night, the other new visitor.


Enough of the cave! Both cams are back on the creek now and I expect better things to share next time. Later this week, another Sunday Special Edition, and it's one you will not want to miss!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

CreekWalk: The "Cave"

We call it the Cave but it's really more of a sheltered area under a rock overhang, situated about half-way up a steep hill. The first video will remind you where we are, though shooting it was an accident, as I thought I was taking a still photo.


No real surprise visitors so far. After I swapped memory cards, I left the camera in the cave, only this time I added a can of cat food. Maybe next time I'll have something more interesting to share. For now, there were rodents (mouse, chipmunk and squirrel), and there were 160+ videos of birds.